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Rikky and Pete

Rikky and Pete
Movie: Rikky and Pete(1988)[0095996] Follow the lives of Rikky, a talanted geologist, and her brother Pete, an off-the-wall mechanical genius. To find peace of mind they travel to the outbacks of Australia and meet up with a desert mining town full of zany individualists. Written byKarl Olson <karl@gocougs.wsu.edu>
Title Rikky and Pete
Release Date 9 June 1988 (Australia)
Runtime
Genres Comedy, Drama
Production Companies Cascade Films, Film Victoria
Stephen Kearney
Stephen Kearney...
Pete Menzies...
Tetchie Agbayani
Tetchie Agbayani...
Flossie...
Bill Hunter
Bill Hunter...
Whitstead...
Bruno Lawrence
Bruno Lawrence...
Sonny...
Bruce Spence
Bruce Spence...
Ben...
Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Lewis Fitz-Gerald...
Adam...
Dorothy Alison
Dorothy Alison...
Mrs. Menzies...
Ralph Cotterill
Ralph Cotterill...
George Pottinger...

Reviews

JuguAbraham on 15 July 2004
Australian cinema has always captivated me. Their cinema is refreshing. "Rikky and Pete" would revive memories of the young rebel in one's life. As a film, you cannot compare it with great cinema of top directors--yet it is charming because it captures the non-conformist in all of us. The mechanical genius Pete invents a gadget that uses the childish paper-plane concept to deliver a newspaper. The brother sister bonding is well portrayed. The jabs at soft-headed evangelists are also well done. The anti-establishment note of the film is the refrain throughout the running time--with one realistic line "I am afraid" coming from the jailed Pete after contemplating the willfully open jail door.While the film is about cars, inventions, inefficient cops, Eartha Kitt, loonies--the work appears disjointed and immature. Yet some of the minor characters are superb. Examples are the two ladies--the young Tetchie Agbayani as Flossie (Pete's girlfriend at the mine) and Dorothy Alison as Pete's rich mother.The element of satire that runs through conversation and actions lifts up the product to a level of above average cinema.

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